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Al Jazeera America
Jan 31, 2014 11:00pm EST
quote . jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kiev. >> and now, robert mcnamara, robert, what have you seen? >> well, it's kind of not like
Al Jazeera America
Jan 31, 2014 11:00pm EST
quote these pictures look like you're right in the middle of it. >> well, i got-i got to kiev on the 22nd which is the day that two of the protestors were shot by the police. and that day i didn't go up to the front lines. i was only in the square and the
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 11:00am EST
surfacing in russia giving a lengthy news conference. in kiev, that speech was largely ignored. in crimea, there were new threats of violence today. we have reporters covering all sides of this crisis. we begin with phil ittner in moscow. they are waging a war of rhetoric today. >> absolutely, some very strong words coming out of ousted president viktor yanukovych in a press conference he held inside russia, because he said he felt that his life was in danger inside ukraine. nevertheless he said that he was still president and would effort on a return to power. he took the time out to condemn those who have taken over power in kiev, calling them fascists, nationalists, extremists, and took jabs at the west. >> i fully place responsibility upon those who brought our country to this crisis and i would say to this disaster, they are to blame for that and those who now in power and those who are today command, visible ones and invisible ones behind the scenes. also, to the west, the united states of america, who were patrons. >> that echos exactly what we are hering in moscow from the ministr
LINKTV
Feb 20, 2014 5:30am PST
violence in kiev, as foreign ministers from the eu are there for crisis talks with the ukrainian president at a possible european sanctions. the be'lestone in democratic evolution since the fall of moammar gadhafi. today for aoting new assembly. a rare emotional meeting for south and north koreans separated 60 years ago by the war. >> you are watching "france 24." to ukraineraight now where at least 20, if not 25 more protesters have been killed , reportedly shot dead by the police. the two-day death toll in ukraine is now close to 50. new fighting has once again broken out on independence square. three foreign ministers in ukraine as well to talk to embattled president viktor yanukovych but the venue had to be changed at the last minute over security concerns. with the very latest on what is happening on the ground in kiev, gulliver, what more can you tell us? >> i am outside the presidential administration building where the foreign ministers of france and germany are meeting with president viktor yanukovych. coming up on two hours they have been there now, waiting for them to give a pre
Al Jazeera America
Feb 23, 2014 11:00am EST
and here are the stories we are following right now. independence square in kiev full of people this despite the uncertainty of ukraine's future. >>> and as a 2014 winter games come to a close, we'll take a live look at how they'll be remembered. ♪ ♪ >>> thousands of opposition supporters remain in the streets of kiev, the country's parliament has named its speaker as interim president, this after ukrainian president victor yanukovych fled the capital on saturday in a tell visited interview yanukovych says he's not stepping down and accusing them of a coup. here is the latest. >> reporter: victory came at a cost. there is no euphoria in independence square. instead, we found grieve. thegrief.they have lost too muco celebrate and anyway they are too exhausted. ukrainian politics is upside down, former opposition leaders now hold power. they deny they staged a coup against president yanukovych. >> translator: the government didn't want to listen to the people it. did everything possible to hold onto power and it crossed the line when it killed people now we need a functioning
Al Jazeera America
Feb 19, 2014 4:00pm EST
in kiev, jennifer, this is an ominous note coming from the government. the president's office suggesting that the military is now ready to step in to put down the demonstrations. >> reporter: tony, that was the concern here. but just in the last few minutes we have breaking news for you. one of the opposition leaders have announced there is a cease-fire, that no attack is emanant tonight, that they will reopen negotiations with the government. that will come as a relief for thousands of people who are in kiev's independent square. they were down in the square earlier and they're getting ready for another attack tonight. we're being told by the opposition leader that there is a cease-fire, and that the negotiation also start again. >> that would be a return to the cease-fire that was broken last night when we saw so much violence and loss of life. what has been the reaction today through the evening to the events of 24 hours ago? >> reporter: well, as i said, in independent square protesters, more than 200 people were injured, and 26 people were killed in very, very harsh clashes in the c
Al Jazeera America
Feb 19, 2014 8:00pm EST
they are prepared to talk but the fires are still burning in kiev as world leaders express their concerns. >> there will be consequences if people step over the line. >> obama's message to the ukraine government about dealing with peaceful protestors. >>> lone survivor. a girl found days after massacre in central african republic. >>> hands on training, college students inventing new lifesaving devices. >> and we begin in ukraine where there are new developments tonight. president viktor yanukovych announced a truce in order to start new negotiations. but as you can see in independence square in kiev, fires are still burning. this has been the scene of intense fighting between police and protesters in the past. at least 26 killed, several injured, some critically. police will stop trying to break up protest camps. president obama says he is closely monitoring to make sure consequences result. >> the barricades were already burning when changes were announced. after the police tried to force them from here on tuesday night. the hope is negotiations can avoid further bloodshed. the violence
PBS
Feb 18, 2014 5:00pm PST
moving moving . life picture is from kiev where at least ten people being killed among them st police officers admit that this wave of bombings to hit the ukrainian capital since the start of the recent unrest the breaking news this out . lol. naturally the twitter as a date night for months to get them to get the most spirit which to midnight and ten pm in kiev where the capitalists in the deadliest wave of fun and since the protests began with clashes coming just the day off to the government amnesty for protest just came into force the base of the live pictures right now. the st just off the ten pm on tuesday the daring kiev. as the protest is continue with softer deadline has lost when the authorities did say that they would hunt down and clear the city center well on the join live in this together but that is eleven midst of a summit of rich and multi course one of the mega michigan festival to you really you before you the tibetan this all day now bring us up to date on what's happening. tell me what it is not to be a tragic day for the country. afterall it's the only tr
Al Jazeera America
Feb 19, 2014 5:00pm EST
. >> hello, i'm ray suarez. the world has been watching the center of ukraine's capitol kiev since november when growing protests met the government's decision to pitch the country toward its historic ally moscow rather that is brussels and the beckoning european union. for a time it looked like it may be de-escalating. there were talks and changes in the government opposition. there had been sporadic violence all along, but it came to a point where it looked like president viktor yanukovych was unwilling to restore order to the city. then came this week. and the escalation from both sides that led to more than two dozen deaths. it's hard to know where things go from here in a divided capitol where fires burn figuratively and literally. >> ring of fire is burning against in independent square in kiev tonight. protesters using the blazing barricade to protect themselves from the government forces trying to evict them from the square. the stand off began three months ago and reached a deadly peak tuesday. 240 people were injured. >> even i am ready to go on the front line, but as i'm a woman
Al Jazeera America
Feb 19, 2014 2:00pm EST
out of kiev. 26 people now have died in those clashes between protesters and police. yesterday president yanukovych replacing head of the army. right now this is the scene in independent square in kiev. 9:00 kiev time day two of that bloody crackdown. opposition leaders urging protesters to hold their ground. barnaby phillips has more. >> the day after a night of mayhem. central kiev, a city reaped in smoke. the government and protesters equally determined not to give way the results have been catastrophic. this is independent square. sacred ground to the protesters who have held it for almost three months. now the government says it cannot sit by any longer. >> my duty as a guarantor of the institution iconstitution is toe in the country, i'm again calling for the opposition leaders who claim to also want a peaceful resolution to immediately separate themselves from the radical forces that provoke bloodshed and clashes with security services. >> the nighttime pictures show a brutal fight. the police try to force their way into the square with an armored vehicle, stun grenades
Al Jazeera America
Feb 20, 2014 10:00am EST
in central kiev right now. the mayor of the capitol resigned in protest to the violence and the interior police said it's equipped police with combat weapons. >> confrontation again, this is where the hope of a truce disintegrated. the police are retreating from the square they took on tuesday. they accuse the protestors are attack, guns, after setting fire to a bus. >> intensive fighting followed. n gunfire ] >> within minutes, independence square had turned into a war zone. the police were picking their targets, and using snipers. even under fire, the protestors seemed determined not to lose ground no matter how many casualties they took, and there were many. here, a hotel inundated with injured people, medics doing what they could under these conditions. in a square outside, the protest movement seemed more like a war machine with people marching with bags full of rocks. >> once again, the square is a battle zone. the truce seemed tenuous from the outset here, now the front line has moved. everywhere you look, there are casualties. the protestors had quickly organized evacuation of th
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 1:00pm EST
and tell that to the politicians in kiev. we have the analysis on who is running the country and the money bleeding from it. >> ahead, the french president arrives to central african republic. plus... ♪ the 12 years of slaves expected to win big at sunday's oscars and why so much black talent leaving the uk? the region of crimea and reports of flights being turn away. moscow denied the soldiers are russian. here are the two major flash points, men carrying weapons moved into the airport to the northwest of the city and also at the parliament building in the center. we have a report. >> the prorussian block welcome russian troops. by first light on friday they got their wish. at the airport, dozens of men standing guard & their rifles are unloaded. but who were there. the uniforms have no markings. a man came forward to explain in a manner of speaking. >> we are preventing the arrival of the fascist. >> a couple of policeman standing around and looking lost. we asked one who is going on here. >> no comment. >> within a few hours the ukrainian services told us that they were russian troops
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 3:00am EST
early. we'll be live to our correspondent there and in kiev. first to lawrence lee at the airport. he's on the line from there. now, lawrence, what is the situation there right now. do we have any idea who the men are, the interior minister says that they are russian force, but they are in unmarked uniform? >> yes, the interior ministry has said that, and the ukrainian security services told us several hours ago that categorically they were sure that they were russian forces from the russian bases. if that's the case, given that the russian agency said the russian forces are surrounding the military airport an hour away from here, you'd have a situation where the returnan forces are outside the perimeter of the civilian and military airports in crimea. i've been here for five hours this morning. nothing has changed and nothing is changing either. there were a load of rumours swirling around, some of the pro-russian civilians claiming that a pro-russian politician from moscow is flying in, and they were here to protect him. others suggested the interior ministry from kiev were flying i
Al Jazeera America
Feb 19, 2014 2:00am EST
for joining us. it's been a deadly 24 hours. kiev explodes in violence in a deadly day of fighting. the ukrainian health ministry says 25 people have been killed and hundreds hospitalized. the fighting began when police moved in on independence square, which has been at the center of anti-government protests sipses november. we have the latest developments. >> a barricade of fire. demonstrators in kiev independence square are using whatever they have to keep the police out of the pain protest site. riot police fight back with water canons, helping to make a breakthrough. the fires have been burning throughout the night as anti-government protesters took on the security forces. protesters torched the armoured personnel carrier as it approached the barricades. they threw stones and petrol bombs. police used hand grenades and rubber bullets. there has been casualties on both sides. this footage shows the bodies of two demonstrators who were killed. >> last-minute talks between the opposition and the government did nothing to stop the violence. >> i'm unhappy because it's not for discu
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 10:00am EST
to over the parliament over there. in the capitol kiev, the new interim government has prepared papers for yanukovych's extradition from russia. it's also called for u.n. intervention. meanwhile, the protestors who called for yanukovych's out of g are still out on the streets. >> it's one extremely complicated story, has many different angles and locations. aljazeera is in all of the locations. let's start from the russian city where the ousted president, viktor yanukovych, has surfaced one week after leafing kiev. he's been speaking, saying that he had to leave ukraine because of threats. >> that's true, the press conference is over now. it went on for quite some time. the journalists who flocked here from many ways all over the world are now fading away into the dusk. viktor yanukovych was clearly a man who had a lot to say. he feels that the narrative that is being spun around what's going on in ukraine has neglect said his voice simply because he wasn't there to put it across. this was the first time he could stick his head up and make his case. he said what's been going on in ukra
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 5:00pm EST
of $1,515,000,000,000 from russia is on hold after the ouster of russia's former man in kiev, yanukovych. >> viktor yanukovych's powers have been taken unby other ukrainian politician who is say they are now in charge. but the sight of heavily armed soldiers in unmarked uniforms in crimea says the situation is far from settled, and the president will speak on the situation. >> obama: we have urged an end to the violence and urge ukrainians to pursue a course in which they stabilize their country, forge a broad-based government and move to selections this spring. i also spoke several days ago with president putin, and we made clear that they can be part of an international community's effort to support the stability and success of an united ukraine going forward. which is not only in the interest of people of ukraine and the international community but also in russia's interests. however, we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. russia has a history relationship with ukraine, including cultural and economic ties and a
Al Jazeera America
Feb 20, 2014 4:00pm EST
sides. the white house urging to withdraw fourses from downtown kiev immediately. as protests escalate against the socialist government. three al jazeera english journalists held in court today. and legal pot dealers in colorado rolling in cash, because banks won't do business with them. >> dead lie i have lenes returned to the capitol today after a truce between the government and the opposition collapse. the kiev health department, says 67 people have died in this week's fighting. and ukraine's interior minister says police will use live ammunition if attacks. here was a live look now at kiev. independent square tonight, called after a day of clashes back in washington, the u.s. is deciding how to respond. >> there are options available to the united states, and to the international community, and to our allies, to hold accountable those who perpetrate violence. against peaceful protestors. so the options here are before us. some of our allies are making decisions about them, this is something we are considering at the white house. >> and eu did take action. including a travel ban, a
Al Jazeera America
Feb 18, 2014 11:00pm EST
america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. tipping point - the explosion of deadly violence in kiev. a deadly turn. we have the latest, including the new warning to americans from the state department. uganda's intolerance. despite president obama's stern warning that government may soon hand down stern warnings for homosexual laws. >> future for the navy, unveiling the latest weapon that seems ripped from star wars. >> wonder world - a former astronaut tells us about these spectacular time lapse images. >> and we begin tonight with the fiery live images from kiev. it's early morning now. you are looking at independence square, flames, smoke, flashes of light amid a sea of protesters and riot police that moved in to clear the square, setting off the deadliest day of violence. at least 18 have been killed, untold numbers injured. several forces are at play, political, economic, religious. opposition leaders say today's talk failed to end the violence, and this comes tonight as the state department issues a warning to u.s. citizens travelling there. we have a lot to get to. joining us
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 6:00am EST
power here and want to secure the place here. they do not trust what is going on in kiev, tom. >> with the action this morning it raises the question is there a possible of success on the table, jennifer? >> well, the parliament here yesterday voted to hold a referendum on may 25th, that is the same day that kiev wants to hold presidential elections and i'm speaking to crimea and saying what do they want, referendum on autonomy and want more of it and i say what does that mean because they have a prime minister and own parliament and they are already the only autonomous republic in ukraine. a lot of it is about money, taxes, revenues, they want that to stay here and that is what they are talking about now. we are not hearing words about succession for now. but certainly most of the people here are looking towards the east, are looking toward russia where they say they feel much more kin ship and think what happened in kiev they were not consulted really kind of marginalizes them and especially unhappy that kiev made a ukraine the ukraine the official language because people he
Al Jazeera America
Feb 20, 2014 11:30am EST
. the world has been watching the center of ukraine's capitol in kiev since november, when growing protests made the go's decision to pitch the country toward's moscow, rather than the beckoning european union. for a time it looked like the confrontation might be de-escalating, there were talks and even some changing in the government demanded by the opposition. there has been sporadic violence all along, but there came a point where it looked like the government was unwilling to pull the trigger, unwilling to unlaesh the power at its disposal to restore order to the city. then came this week, and the escalation from both sides that lead to more than two dozen deaths. it's hard to know where things go from here. a ring of fire is burning against in the kiev tonight. protesters using the blazing barricades to protect themselves from government forces. the standoff began three months ago, and reached a deadly peak tuesday. clashes left at least 25 people dead with victims on both sides. 240 people were injured. >> translator: even i am ready to go on the front line, but as i'm a woman, protes
Al Jazeera America
Feb 22, 2014 12:00pm EST
picture of an independent square live from kiev. jennifer, we understand that you're there and you'r your youe following the story, but is there word of president viktor yanukovych's whereabouts? >> we saw him appear on television tonight. he said he is on ukrainian territory but no identification. he was in a non-descript room with a lamp standing alone side a wall, no windows. no identifying features there. his television appearance was defiant. it's an interview in which he said he will not step down. he won't be tendering his resignation. so a very defiant yanukovych while the many, many people behind me. they say it has been too much, and said he has to resign immediately. yanukovych won't do that. parliament voted to dismiss him today. we're really at an impasse. >> you say he's defiant. >> reporter: his words seem to say that he is president and he'll ignore the thousands of people who have come up not only here in kiev but across ukraine of toppling statues of linen. they're taking overre over buils all over the country and protest against the president. it has been incredible her
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 12:00pm EST
, this is a discussion in the south, this is a place that has always opposed kiev and leaning to the west in europe. today we are seeing a new government being formed in the building parliament 500 feet behind me. so is south it is a very different scene and the opposition is taking control in the parliament and raised the russian flag and there is a big concern about this. it has always been separate and not wanted to be part of the independent ukraine. so to a certain extent this was expected and not representing the rest of the government. but the new government is saying it is a real threat to the unity of the country and that is why people are concerned here and in the west a lot of concern from the u.s. and nato is expressing concerns with russia being involved. >> nick, what can the government in kiev do at this point in time? >> not a whole lot, del, they are four hours old. so what the acting president has said is that, look, this is a threat to the government. we are going to send in the military into the parliament building, and we are not going to allow that region to separate itself fr
PBS
Feb 4, 2014 5:00am PST
the stalemate in kiev the eu says it was so into a bidding war with russia and ukraine a friend called today to get his hearing but i'm smart trial of former rwandan army captain charged with complicity in the nineteen ninety four genocide that left eight hundred thousand people dead. the skills soon became one of these fifty four was arrested for eight years ago won the french indian ocean under the toilet when you've been living in hiding. the kids couldn't save this isn't a big help in weight and cold sick and i just love has its historical moment in his temple to limit the victims had been waiting for the loan for twenty years i conclude that the band for the families but also the people who would certainly listen to the time the events i visited over a private company in two thousand and four the european court for human rights condemned prawns for taking so long to bring suspects accused of a cause that is the world to call some critics felt that this case will bring about change the message of this trial is also that i am. friends will know the mini escape haven't phoned and suspects
BBCAMERICA
Feb 24, 2014 6:00am EST
. i'm tim willcox live at independence square here in kiev where thousands remain honoring the memory of those killed in last week's revolution. ukraine's most wanted man. an arrest warrant is issued for former president viktor yanukovych. >>> in london, with the other headlines. as the u.n. condemns both sides in south sudan for widespread human rights abuses, we have a special report from the town of bor. >> this trench they have dug is big enough to take 250 bodies. it isn't full yet. but just over here there are two or trenches and they both have been filled in. >>> and the oldest remaining holocaust survivor dies in london at 110 years old. >>> hello and welcome to independence square here in the center of kiev where today the start of a working week thousands of people have still gathered, many clutching flowers to line at sidelines to those 88 people killed last week in ukraine's second revolution in a decade. let me just show you around here. you can see this man here, a refuse truck is coming around and they are asking everyone to help clear up the square. it's going to be a
BBCAMERICA
Feb 28, 2014 6:00am EST
. >>reporter: unsettling images for the new authorities in the ukrainian capital kiev and also for many more looking anxiously in the world. armed men on guard in crimea with its ethnic russian majority. in uniform without identifying markings. pro-russian, no doubt. but is there anything more to it than that? with word of similar developments, ukraine's new interior minister has spoken of a home invasion. outwardly it looks calm. the airport has been operating more or less normally. but whoever these men are they are making clear their unhappiness with the dramatic upheavals taking place elsewhere in the ukraine. >> translator: radicalism and fassism is not welcome. this is our slogan. we don't want radicals from ukraine and other areas to visit us in crimea. >> reporter: all this is certainly fueling fears, a push for more autonomy, even a breakaway by crimea. the ukraine's parliament which installed a new western government has appealed to the u.n. security council to monitor the situation. on the streets of kiev, there's new unease among the protesters. >> translator: the situation is ve
Al Jazeera America
Feb 19, 2014 11:00pm EST
is with will the truce hold. jennifer glasse is in kiev. >> protesters spent the day after a second attack in independence square. the hope is negotiations can avoid further. the violence left 25 dead on both sides. 50 people have been treated. >> translation: yesterday was a nightmare. many injured from grenades. there was pieces of plastic and glass. glass is the most dangerous. >> the clashes appear to have strengthened the resolve of people here. numbers have swelled. they are reinforcing new barricades. police are pushing them back. as night falls people are preparing for the worst. there's piles of rock here, and everywhere. there are molotov cocktails. they have set the barricades alight ready tore -- for what might happen next. >> translation: it's like the ceasefire, there can't be truce. >> for now, there is one, meaning another round of talks from the opposition and the president. that's happened before with no result. it's not certain any political deal would make is difference, with ukrainian protesters demanding change. >> maxim eristavi is in kiev with voice of the capital.
Bloomberg
Feb 18, 2014 2:00pm EST
picture from kiev where ride please are moving in on a large protest camp using water cannons and stun grenades. part of that camp is engulfed in flames. the action comes after thousands of antigovernment protesters fought with police earlier today outside of ukraine's parliament. nine people were killed, including two police officers. more than 150 others were injured area it was the worst violence since protests began in late november. the government has shut down several stations in the center of the capital in its promise to restore order. ryan chilcote has followed the in theon an and you ukraine for years. ofthose are live pictures independence square. on the very far side of that life picture, you can see those planes burning. this is a direct standoff between protesters, many of the , and thousandsed of riot police who have moved in. this is different from the violence we have seen in ukraine up until now. there has been violence going back about a month ago, a month before that. but this is been the single deadliest day by far. we have never seen the violence right in the hear
Al Jazeera America
Feb 20, 2014 9:00pm EST
anger that drew the world's attention to a burning city square in kiev have now spilled well beyond the capitol city. a truce was announced but within an hour it was clear that whatever hope there had been for an end to the standoff evaporated. the president declares his intent to start negotiations to end bloodshed, even more blood is spilled. within hours, renewed and violent clashes are sparked. less than 12 hours after the truce announcement, protesters wrestle to secure the square from police officers. during a showdown in the square, at least eight people die. over the next few hours, sharp international response with the government targeted for blame. a ukrainian skier and her coach leave the sochi games in protest. more than a dozen ukrainian athletes will no longer compete. within hours video purporting to show police marksmen showing live rounds goes viral. diplomats meeting in brussels begin to draft sanctions against officials in ukraine. russia seconds an envoy to kiev, responding to the president's request and the european moves to impose sanctions. the white house ann
Al Jazeera America
Feb 20, 2014 3:00am EST
charge police barricades in kiev's central square. [ ♪ music ] >> it's the world news from al jazeera live from doha. >> libya elects a constitutional assembly. the democratic process under threat from militia. >> the trial of journalists in egypt is set to start soon. >> the government strikes a deal to end uprising in jonglei state. it still has an uprising on its hands. >> within the last few hours protesters in kiev have retaken a ground lose to security forces who have taken control of most of independence square. a truce is not holding. there's reports of gun fire. emergency services have been taking bodies out the camps. foreign minister ris are due to arriving in kiev in the coming hours. let's go back to the unrest. barnaby phillips is on the line. bring us up to date with developments in the past few hours. >> what happened, it was an hour ago, actually. it seems to me that the protesters in independence square had a plan, a successfully implemented plan. they launched an offensive - there's no other word for it. they drove the police out of that portion of the square that t
Al Jazeera America
Feb 21, 2014 2:00am EST
more. >> reporter: every army needs a supply line and for the antigovernment protesters in kiev. crudest kind of bomb, moll off the cocktails. all tonight they will stay here, stuffing rags, pouring gas. somebody has to help the fighters. even if it means deceiving and leaving their families. >> what do your parents say? >> think don't know that we're here. i have a son, one year old son and i think that i must be here because it's my city. it's my people. and i don't want that they will be killed. >> reporter: this informal support network has created not only a physical but an emotional life line, fighting for the heart and the future of the ukraine. we have just walked half a block from those molotov cocktails. >> st. michael's cathedral became a ar rear guard base. they help younger protesters whom they consider the heroes. >> people come to this specific place to bring medicine to bring clothes to bring food. >> we met maria, she's only 19 years old. on her head a skateboard helmet. >> it's a skateboard helmet. what do you think it's actually going to save you from? >> it
Al Jazeera America
Feb 21, 2014 5:00pm EST
is "inside story." >> after days of confrontation and death in kiev's independent square the ukrainian government and opposition have a deal. a deal that promises to end the violence and begin political reform. that's the "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. maybe the terrible days that proceeded the deal got both sides' attention in ukraine. without that deal more violence, more death, and an armed crackdown looked like the next steps. instead there is an agreement. the leaders of the political opposition shaking hands with the ukrainianpresident viktor yanukovych. on this program a closer look at the deal ending the stand off at least for now and the nagging question are the desires and demands of the two sides in this deeply divided country so mutually contradictory that it's hard to imagine an outcome that gives all of the parties enough what have they want, enough of what they need to create a solution to the current crisis. let's start with this update. >> the streets are quiet in kiev as the country digests the deal that ended the crisis for now. the government and the oppo
PBS
Feb 18, 2014 2:30pm PST
? >> and yours, "bbc world news america." >> reporting from washington,. violence erupts in kiev between police and protesters. at least 13 people are killed in the deadliest day of the demonstrations. tens of thousands take to the streets in venezuela and a dwindling number of -- fewer are making the migration each year n north america. >> welcome to ow views on public television in america and around the globe. in the world violence since the protests began, at least 13 people have been killed in ukraine today. police have stormed independent scare in kiev using grands, water bullets and water cannons. thousands of protesters are holding their ground. we look at the deepening crisis which has repercussions beyond ukraine's borders. >> the apocalyptic scene in central kiev tonight, a firewall of blazing tents and smoking tires, of protesters defiantly firing firecrackers and other things. the police using water cannon trucks to push their way through. this protesters says she's not afraid. i've been standing here three months already, she says. i'm here for ukraine and for my family. earlier,
Al Jazeera America
Feb 18, 2014 8:00pm EST
. kiev is burning. tensions between protesters in ukraine have reached a boiling point. lives are lost on both side, and we'll take you there live. >> . >> sister sentence. why an 84-year-old wants to spend the rest of her life behind bars. >>> surveillance, those lights are not just helping you see, but helping others see you. >>> and school spanking. kansas state lawmakers say that teachers and others should be able to spank kids harder in their state. >>> and a big cat, a man facing a deadly disease. >> we begin tonight in the ukraine. the central european country is in turmoil with its capital city under siege. a three-month long protest took a brutal turn of violence, and lives have been lost. you're looking at live pictures of fighting between the police and demonstrators in kiev. it's the worst we have seen since the protests started in november. at least 18 people have been killed so far, and hundreds injured. and the opposition met with the country's president today. and just a few minutes ago today, that those talks have failed to bring about a resolution to end the violen
Al Jazeera America
Feb 24, 2014 5:00am EST
been happening in the capitol kiev. in the strongholds in the east, pro-russian supporters are on the streets and more on that in just a moment but mohamed is in the ukrainian capitol and thanks for being with us and there is speculation to yanukovich's whereabouts and any idea as to where he might be? >> the speculation continues. now what happened today is that the acting interior minister has posted on facebook that the former president was spotted in crinea and posted that his security details that was traveling with him so far had been dismissed and that ukraine had issued an arrest warrant against viktor yanukovych for his role in the killings here last week. now, we spoke to an aide to the interior insterwho -- minister who said it was on facebook but did not confirm the content of the note and tried to talk to some people and journalists said if it happened it happened overnight because they couldn't find anyone who had actually seen the former president in that area. then we spoke to the prosecutor general's office. from what we understand the arrest warrant is st
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Feb 20, 2014 10:30am PST
ukraine this on our street bought tools and the council to kiev have reportedly claimed him up and down the lines on for a steak green beans as toll to at least four c says the style of the week. witnesses say that bodie is as true in iran is seeking to send to the chad erupted again on the rhine to the braga shaky truce with the government which had only been astonished how is the full articles have since taken control of the school buildings in kiev including the hotel to the local responders have been saying while this final before ec has now shifted to the government of ariel the city. the hotel remains of my mind and fall from a safe and sound easy to take your steps in our reports. i am in the ana hotel in a european city in the capital of the very heart of it about half the width of the progress than on a helmet said that because it's unsafe moral rectitude tell you that i cannot give you a good view of the vitamins that which is just all of it because its on site to be the front of the windows a couple of hours ago are getting ready for our livestock and as someone fired at odds
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Feb 20, 2014 5:30pm PST
at night. after a short lived trees the battle for kiev continues to govern protesters clashed with riot police at least twenty one people have been killed the government is saying more than sixty police officers are being held hostage. meanwhile dr please don't order to shield to defend itself. we'll have to go by. speaking of brussels and washington. we start off in ukraine which is once again in the grip of deadly final countries back to square one. very shortly truce announced late last night fell apart. in the square is once again awards. doctors in kiev say at least twenty people have been killed today in the interior ministers claiming sixty seven police officers being held hostage president chemical which is blaming the protest is the breakdown of the ceasefire would advance changing on the ground by the hour foreign ministers from germany france and poland are inky after marathon talks with the president to pull his country back from the brink of civil war the government opponents carry their wounded from independence square the scene that resembles a battlefield. and security f
Al Jazeera America
Feb 22, 2014 10:00am EST
. and president viktor yanukovych has abandoned the capitol of kiev and is thought to be in east of the country. he gave an interview where he said he won't resign and described the coup. >> this is my assessment. i'm deeply convinced. i will call national observers and all mediators who took part in this political conflict so they can stop. >> one of the president's staunchest critics may soon be free from jail, and her release is being fast tracked by a vote in parliament. we'll be live in kiev in a moment for the latest but first let's take a look at how the events have been if you woulding on the ground in kiev. we have this report. >> in the government quarter of kiev civilians are now defending the institutions of state. the only functioning institution is parliament where the opposition now find themselves enjoying the majority. president yanukovych is defecting or resigning. >> i would like to inform you the head of the parliament has written a statement removing himself from all duty of the parliament head because of illness and need for treatment. >> deputies have been approving resol
FOX News
Feb 18, 2014 3:00pm PST
. where the capital city of kiev is burning at this hour. and at least 18 people are dead. thousands of police are doing battle with some 20,000 anti-government protesters. as more than three months of protests reach a crisis point, as you look live. senior foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg joins us on the phone from moscow. hello, amy. >> hi, bret. it's 1:00 a.m. in kiev, and there's no sign any of this is going to die down. riot police have stormed unless square, the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine has suggested there are just two ways this crisis can be resolved, eerlth by a major crackdown by the government or significant concessions by the government, but there's no sign that either of those has happened or will happen so there's a lot of fear that an all-out government assault could still come here. in the meantime, already 18 people have been killed. over 100 injured in the capital kiev. you can see the fires are raging in the center of town. some of them are bonfires, others are tents that have caught fire. stun grenades and water cannons have been used by police. p
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Feb 18, 2014 2:00pm PST
is joining us from kiev right now. phil is on the phone. what is the latest? because these pictures have been so dramatic all day. it reminds me of tahrir square in cairo. >> reporter: it certainly has a revolutionary feel to it. i'm standing across from the fires and that live feed and i'm surrounded by thousands of people. the forces tried to force their way through here earlier this evening. they broke through some of their lines and barricades. and now they are rebuilding those barricades. they have lit those bonfires to create really burning embers across roads. it's part of an attempt to keep back the security forces. certainly the language coming from the ukrainian government clearly blames them for the violence that are taking place on the streets of kiev. the people surrounding me refute that but they believe the government is going to use that violence today as an excuse to counter here and do something that they have no doubt been trying to do for a couple of months now and that is to clear out the square that has been under protest since november. >> i know our connection is not t
Bloomberg
Feb 19, 2014 6:00am EST
ofseeing the central scare in kiev where the protesters built eric hayes and let the barricades on fire to protect themselves -- built barricades and let them on fire to protect themselves. two months ago, the president today trade do with russia rather than -- >> that was four plus three equals $7 billion. billiongot a recent $2 russian purchase of ukrainian debt which brought the story forward and created the start of these protests. >> russia is a big money to the ukraine and the west does not know how to handle this as well as how to fight with russia. everybody is commenting this willng butolanda france talk about the eu response. >> the fed approves new standards for foreign banks requiring the biggest banks to hold more capital in the u.s. this is to wall off the u.s. units of those foreign bank designed to prevent taxpayers from having to bail them out and case there is another crisis. it is $50 billion in assets on the original fresh old had $10 billion of they are trying to be more -- >> they said we will give them a year to comply. >> this year is the year where we actually
Al Jazeera America
Feb 22, 2014 2:00pm EST
in kiev. his palace is empty. his guards have left his house. it's also empty on the outskirts of kiev. they call it the day of open doors in kiev. people have been going through tours of his palacial house. we'll wait and see what will happen for leadership. >> before i let you go, what is the timing of all this mean? just as this delicate deal gets struck we see the release of this symbolic figure who you say was the poverty child of this movement. why now? why have she chose ton release her today? >> reporter: well, you know, that deal was unpopular from the moment the opposition signed it. they didn't like that it kept president yanukovych in power until december. and once they got power in parliament they're doing what they can to get what they want. and this has been one of their demands since the very beginning. it really is an opposition controlled parliament right now. we saw them push through a number of new things. the speaker of parliament, that's the momentum today. the opposition is in charge. not only in parliament but here on the grounds and security forces are guarding
Al Jazeera America
Feb 24, 2014 2:00am EST
the world will never forget. >> you are looking at pictures of kiev. the president is out, the former parliament speaker is in and the future is uncertainly. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. as lawmakers get ready to form a new national government in ukraine pronational supporters are fighting back. >> in eastern ukraine supporters of the viktor yanukovych attacked demonstrators on sunday. no one knows who viktor yanukovych is hiding, but he's refusing to step down. and we get a look at another of the former president's homes. it has been seized and top the public. it's on a property where fas ants and wild boar roam. the new president met with the american ambassador. america warns russia not to send soldiers, national security advisor susan rice says such a move would be a mistake. >> it's not in the interest of ukraine, russia or the united states to see the country split. it's in no one's interest to see violence return or the situation escalate. a modern ukraine wants to integrate with europe and the old which had ties to russia, it need not be exclusive. >> pro
Al Jazeera America
Feb 26, 2014 12:00pm EST
, while in kiev they are picking a new cabinet. the riot police have now been disbanned, but the country teters on the merge of economic collapse. jennifer glasse is live from kiev. >> this city is 90% russian, it has been russian based since the 18th century, and still is. the people here very unhappy with development in kiev. so you feel left out? you feel like they didn't ask you? >> yeah, yeah, they just follow they -- they direction. we are staying aside, yeah. but now we will fight. >> reporter: and they are really unhappy about the fact that kiev made ukrainian the official language just a couple of days ago. 90% of the people here speak russian, many are ethnic russians. so very, very angry about what is happening in kiev. they appointed their own mayor he is not a ukrainian citizen at all, he is russian. they say we are going to find our own path. >> reporter: and a big problem in ukraine is money. now russia stopping that $15 billion aid package. can the country manage without it? >> well, it needs some money. it was only with that $15 billion aide package that russia gave to u
Al Jazeera America
Feb 26, 2014 2:00pm EST
there is division. now we're learning of new calls from kiev for opposition leader to be the country's next prime minister. jennifer glass, tell us about these latest developments coming out of kiev? >> that's right. it's kind of a logical move. these are the big movers and shakers we have sign over the last few months at the-of the protest in kiev, and so emerging as the favorite for prime minister. that also after yulia tymoshenko who was released from prison a few days ago had a triumphant return to independent square, she took herself out of the running. they can't negotiate anything. they want move forward, and they can't engage with the international community. there has another name put forward as well as foreign minister, the oppositions choice as well, but i understand there are still a lot of political wrangling to be done. i think we're going to see a very busy day in parliament del. >> and in ukraine demonstrations in the streets where you are. tell us about that. >> that's right. people came out on the streets. they have taken down the ukrainian flag and they're flying the russian fl
Al Jazeera America
Feb 19, 2014 3:00am EST
- looking like a war zone. central kiev shrouded in smoke after ukraine's deadliest anti-government protest yet. >> in venezuela, protest leaders call on forces to surrender to police. >> an official inquiry started in singapore. we look at the way workers are treated there. >> but, first, there has been an explosion in the lebanese capital beirut. it happened near the capital, near the iranian culture center and embassy. zeina khodr joins us live from beirut. can you tell us what happened? >> there's chaotic scenes outside the iranian cultural center. we understand initial reports, two dead, several people wounded. security sources - these are initial reports because it happened within the past half hour. the explosion. some security forces are talking about two explosions, and they are also talking about two suicide bombers who were onmotorcycles. then again i have to stress these are initial reports. these attacks are becoming more frequent. up until now we had no claim of responsibility. in the past there are groups linked to al-qaeda. groups that upgrade in syria claimed responsibility
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Feb 23, 2014 5:30am PST
and returned to kiev. then you cover to left kiev on seven i and denounced what he described as the two following several days of much of last week that claimed a seat in lives residents in the eastern town of donetsk his stronghold said security had been reinforced. along the main road to his private home in the town suggesting he might be there. meanwhile the head of ukraine's armed forces says in a statement the ami one get involved in the political crisis and almost relieved as well act in accordance with the constitution so we can find out what's happening in kiev at this hour we're joined by our correspondent rory run smoother. i will conroy thanks apple being with us. so in sydney has been a tumultuous time these last hours. what's happening there in the capital kiev and the rest of the country tonight well behind me i would just overlooking the mighty done the independence square there is a large formation of people there are still a consistent turnout from the protesters and of course the lid tymoshenko the street former prime minister and opposition leader encouraged them to s
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Feb 19, 2014 5:00am PST
to kiev. i know the test is in the west of the pregnancies government buildings in support of those on the frontline in kiev. in the city of defeats the regional administration headquarters was stormed by demonstrate its two smashed windows and doors into the tent fenech said. i was a lot. the prosecutor's office missiles to target it where the records of activists who bent in an act of defiance one of the licensee feasible said that government buildings occupied the pieces remain calm. the protests highlights the paint sister could decide to use in the east news to russia speak russian to suppress nine great to see moscow's the source of stability while many in the west team to europe. at. the an homage vehicle comes under attack and had two poems by insisting that the guidance on the streets of kiev pretty stinky states operation against contestants was an anti terror campaign against individuals who had kaylee on themselves. he'll suck t say that extended to uphold the rule of fuel. as the demise of them all tonight is a must read this will be held accountable for the prosecution
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Feb 17, 2014 5:30am PST
city hall. kiev has been in political turmoil ever since the president turned his back on a key you trade deal in favor of russia -- key eu trade deal in favor of russia. the government said it will drop the charges against the detained protesters but what has happened really? has it indeed happened? >> know, for the moment the charges have not been dropped. the public prosecutor said yesterday evening he was satisfied that the protesters have met the conditions necessary for this long to come into force and for the charges to be dropped but it would take a certain amount of time. and that is not with the protesters thought was going to happen yesterday when they left kiev city hall. they were expecting from him -- one moment to the next an announcement to be made that all charges have been dropped. now they are feeling rather disappointed. whether or not it was a misunderstanding in the first place or whether or not it is another bit of ms. just -- this just from prosecutors, i guess you view depends on what side you're on. one reason why the protesters are all the more disappointe
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Feb 22, 2014 2:30pm PST
in may. protesters have taken of control over the capital kiev. and the opposition leader has been released from jail. yanukovych has lost his grip on power, at least in kiev, where a crowd gathered at his furious residents. security forces were nowhere to be seen. the building has become a symbol of corruption under his government and many ukrainians who come here are fed up. man whowas built by a had no right to be called a human being. or a citizen of the ukraine. viktor yanukovych is reportedly in the eastern city. in a televised statement, he rejected speculation he was planning to resign. instead, he called his opponent criminal, accusing them of and claimed a coup, that his car been shot at. he compared the situation with the not see seizure of germany in 1933. he did not say why he was in the city. there were reports he wants to leave the country. the opposition has artie taken control of parliament. lawmakers elected a new speaker. and they said that opposition leader yulia tymoshenko would become president if ninkovich -- a victory in a covert resigned. we demand that par
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Feb 23, 2014 2:30pm PST
the places where the right police were. even renamed a street in central kiev to street of the celestial 100. >> markus reher, thank you so much for that update from the ukrainian capital kiev. we talked about the move that independence square, and we mention the fact that angela merkel and vladimir putin have been discussing ukraine's integrity. certainly for the people of the people of ukraine, these every emotional times. especially as they begin to look to the future. and the tough challenges that inevitably lie ahead. >> throughout kiev, reminders of the moment of -- momentous events, world tributes appeared at the sight of bloodshed. they were about the the ousted president are unknown as ukraine's future lies in the balance. european leaders have called for ukrainians to unite in building a peaceful future. >> the integrity of the country safe, andcemented, that everything will be done in a very peaceful manner with no violence. >> there are many dangers, but it is urgent that they get onto form that inclusive government, a government of national unity, in effect. >> aside from the po
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